A member of Gov. Greg Gianforte’s staff tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning after becoming symptomatic Sunday, according to a spokesperson for the governor. This is the second governor’s office staffer publicly reported to have tested positive for the virus since early February.
A bill that could have interrupted health care coverage for thousands of low-income Montanans, and would have added additional hurdles for people enrolled in public assistance programs, was tabled in a House committee on Monday with bipartisan support.
A late-session Republican bill would rework much of Montana’s tax system in the name of simplification, while lowering tax rates on high earners and eliminating some existing tax credits.
A new ‘regulatory takings’ bill aims to give citizens a path to reimbursement for value lost due to government regulation. Critics say it could gut the state’s ability to enforce environmental and public health rules.
A vote in the Montana House finalizes a veto override of a bill giving the Legislature more power over rulemaking at state agencies. It’s likely the first time since 2003 lawmakers have successfully challenged a Montana governor’s veto.
House lawmakers voted Monday to advance a bill that would make it more difficult for residents to update the gender on their birth certificates, and rerouted another measure banning girls and women who are transgender from playing on women’s sports teams.
Gianforte signs two wolf management bills into law, with more likely headed to his desk.
Ethics complaints are no longer confidential in Montana after Gianforte signs Missoula Rep. Brad Tschida’s ‘Bullock-Brad Battle Bill.’